I am looking for an expression as an alternative to fast in the following expression:

Ever since they have constructed flyover/overbridge, traffic has been very fast.

My laptop has been super fast, ever since I have had the ram changed.

  • At blazing speed, speed of light, speed of lightning; fast as lightning; at cyberspeed; lickety-split; quick as a flash; hypersonic, supersonic, presto, pronto; thesaurus.
    – RegDwigнt
    Jan 25, 2013 at 11:07
  • Flying, though why not think of something new like "faster than a paparazzo whose just spotted an actress in short skirt". Adjust for tone appropriate.
    – Jon Hanna
    Jan 25, 2013 at 11:33
  • Quick as a wink. Jul 15, 2015 at 1:22

3 Answers 3


I like "greased lightning" or "warp speed" for an expression meaning "super fast"


For the traffic example consider:

- zips along
- quick as a bunny
- races
- jets

For the computer perhaps:

- rockets
- jets

Or a retro:

like the dickens


You could say your computer goes like the clappers.

  • What a delicious incongruity! Jan 25, 2013 at 12:13

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